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BBC Update on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Thursday April 4, 2002 ©
British Broadcasting Corporation
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Church of the Nativity
to take refuge
to be behind s.t.
to be taken away
U.N. (United Nations)
in the making
former prime minister
Listening Comprehension Questions:
1. Who filmed these
images, and when?
2. How many Palestinian gunmen have taken refuge in the Church of the Nativity?
3. What is believed of this church by some people?
4. What did the Israeli defense minister say?
5. What problems are the Palestinian gunmen experiencing?
6. What has Israel done, rather than what, that they claim is more humane? In
7. What reason does Israel give for the arrests in the video?
8. Who was arrested and what was done to them?
9. Do the people of Israel support these actions?
10. What are some people in the international community demanding?
11. How long has the current Israeli offensive been in progress?
12. What distinction does Nablus have?
13. What was Israel's former prime minister's comment on the current situation?
14. Does it look as though the hostilties will decrease soon?